Sunday, 28 September 2014

Bognor Regis









Last week I spent the weekend at Butlins in Bognor Regis with a group of lovely ladies including the mother bear to dance away to Soul Classics. We were blessed with beautiful weather - who knew September would be having a heatwave when we booked it! It was such a treat to walk around in sleeveless tops.

I hadn't been back to Butlins since the tender age of 13 and boy has it changed. We upgraded and opted to stay in a gold apartment for a bit of luxury. Good shout! To be fair there's not much to do the town of Bognor apart from a stroll along a pebble beach and a few charity shops to mooch around it. But it was really nice to get away for a few days with no wifi and just sit around and eat far to much. It was my first time to the seaside this year - I know! I can't believe it either! It felt so nice to breathe in the salty sea air. There's just something so relaxing about being at the beach - I can stand for hours staring into the distance.

Have you managed a trip to the seaside this year?


Monday, 22 September 2014

Apart from the frightening, the moaning, the biting, he seemed to be a nice guy





Outfit:
Light wash denim jacket: Primark (similar)
White roll neck jersey sleeveless top: Topshop
Black and white gingham midi cotton skirt: Topshop (similar)
White sliders: Office (similar)
Black gem necklace: Car boot (similar)
Gold vintage style boyfriend watch: Marc By Marc Jacobs

Still wearing bare legs and it's creeping towards the end of September? I don't mind if I do! Although there certainly seemed to be a bit of a chill in the air today so maybe I won't be able to rock the bare legs for much longer. I've got to be honest and admit I'm not ready to embrace the tights just yet.

I wore this outfit to travel down to Butlins last Friday. I'm still recovering from the weekend despite coming back last night. I'm getting too old for all this partying lark it seems. I had such a lovely weekend away and it was really nice to just chill out to some live music and stuff myself with lots of Full English Breakfast's and prosecco. Life is always so much better by the seaside!

What did you get up to over the weekend?




Thursday, 18 September 2014

Neutrals





Clinique Cheek Pop 01 Ginger Pop, Flori Roberts Sheer Peach c/o, Clinique Chubby Stick 09 Heaping Hazelnut, Nails Inc Jermyn Street

Admittedly I'm more of a bright colour girl but every now and then you need a good nude in your life. So for when this moment occasionally occurs I have a few neutral colours I fall back on.

I bought this Clinique blush on a whim after having a bit of a supermarket sweep dash in Sephora when I was in New York. It's not had a whole lot of use but the few times I have worn it, it makes me wonder why I don't reach for it more often. It has great staying power and is still visible after a long day at work. The pigmentation gets ten points and you only need a little to make your cheeks stand out. I also picked up this chubby stick on the same trip and boy do I wish I'd picked up more than one. A word of warning though - make sure your lips are in tip top shape as it's not forgiving on dry lips! This is great when you want to make less of a statement and feels like a balm. Admittedly it doesn't have amazing staying power so it's not one to wear when you're doing lots of drinking and eating.

This Flori Roberts gloss adds some glamour to your make up. It's extremely high shine and packs neutral punch. It would look great layered over a nude lipstick. It's quite sticky so not one to wear on a windy day but name me a gloss that isn't! It comes out a bit more orangey on the lips that it looks in the packaging.

Finally this Nails Inc polish is made for the autumn. It such a classy and elegant colour, It only takes around two coats to make it streak-free and opaque. Nails Inc are one of my favourite brands as they tend to stay chip free for at least a few days. They glide on easily and dry fairly quick.

What's your favourite neutral?